Undisclosed U.S. Detention Sites Overseas: Background and Legal Issues
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President Bushs announcement on September 6, 2006, that 14 high-value detainees suspected of terrorist activity have been transferred from locations abroad to the U.S. detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station confirmed the existence of secret U.S. prison facilities abroad, the subject of previously unsubstantiated media allegations and investigations by foreign governments and human rights bodies. The Bush Administration had neither admitted nor denied the allegations, but had defended the longstanding practice of transporting terrorist suspects to other countries through a process known as extraordinary rendition. The Administration has reserved the option of establishing overseas prisons to hold and interrogate terrorist suspects that may be captured in the future.
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